Creating a Podcast
For those at the beginning of the podcasting journey there are two very important decisions to make:
1. What will be the theme of your podcast? We recommend that you pick something you are passionate and knowledgeable about.
2. In what format will you distribute your podcast? This choice depends on your theme and the technology you are comfortable with. Some themes work best with video, but if you are more comfortable with audio tools then maybe you should start with audio. Either way, plan on investing time to learn the tools to help create podcasts in the format you settle on.
Cost can be a factor in getting started. We recommend that you get started with the most basic equipment possible. In the beginning, podcasting is about creating content and getting familiar with the process. If you have large debts for equipment hanging over your head you will be stressing about the wrong things.
We also recommend that you think of a unique name for your podcast and secure a domain (or domains) that reflect that name. Domains are very inexpensive these days (as low as $8.95 per year via our partner GoDaddy) so there’s no reason you shouldn’t stake your claim on a domain name that can represent your podcast.